Review: Sean Lock - Keep it Light, Ipswich Regent, Wednesday

Sean Lock

Sean Lock - Credit: Archant

It began with a sideswipe at school careers officers, chemists and opticians, and ended with a satirical take on Swedish arthouse films.

Sean Lock’s show was not so much a series of interwoven stories, more of a meander through the corridors of his mind.

A master of his craft, Lock has that ‘everyman’ factor’. His understated easy-going style, cloaked in rage against the tide moments, connected with his audience in the packed theatre.

Lock effortlessly took them on his journey of likes, dislikes, dispiriting experiences and the jarring aspects of everyday life.

His audience responded, swept along in the minutiae of Lock’s world. Although there were few eye-wateringly funny moments, the laughs came thick and fast. In short it was an evening well spent.

An honourable mention should also be made of Lock’s support act comedian Paul McCaffrey, who showed he should also have a promising future.

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